Where’d all the Salsa come from?


The roots of Salsa originated in Eastern Cuba (Santiago de Cuba, Guantanamo) from the Cuban Son (about 1920) and Afro-Cuban dance (like Afro-Cuban Rumba). There, Spanish and Afro-Cuban musical elements were combined, both in terms of rhythm and the instruments used.

Rhythms from two main existing styles of music in the region were combined to create a New dance. This new rhythm was combined with American jazz, and taken to New York by Cuban musicians.

Join us for our All Levels Salsa series!

Every Saturday at 11:15 in our downtown Napa location.

We’ll save you a dance!

“One of the most important things in life are the connections you make with others.”

Connect more, Dance More

Improving your communication, and the health of your interpersonal relationships through the art of dancing is not only possible, it is factual. When you dance with a partner both of you are actively listening, and sending signals to one another. Whether you are the leader or the follower, you are sending messages with your entire body, communicating what your next move is, and also, what you want their next move to be. Taking on the role as a leader or follower is essential when you are dancing, and the communication you have with one another is where you find the magic that makes it all possible. By working together you grow together, and thus, are able to build a better relationship that translates into all areas of life. Truth of it all is, when you dance more, you will have happier relationships.

Festival Season is Here!


Celebrate your dance studio this Festival season!

Festival is happening across the globe right now for every Arthur Murray, and is a fun opportunity for us as a studio to compete against other studios and be awarded for our accomplishments. With the support shown by you, our growing student body, and our stellar dance instructors, we continue to be a further recognized studio in the Arthur Murray community.

Starting this week, whether you are a student in Napa or Santa Rosa, if you sponsor your dance instructor, perform a spotlight, bring a friend to a group class, and other activities, you will start earning points!

With these points, you will gain a chance to win cool prizes and awesome freebies!

There are different levels of sponsorship to choose from. Check with your instructor or studio manager to help you pick which one is best for you.

Make sure to pick up a Festival Flyer to check out the dates, and party themes at your studio. 

We appreciate you showing your spirit in supporting our team, and the love we have for ballroom dance!